Are you bothered by crooked or misaligned teeth? If so, you’re far from alone. Almost everyone — a whopping nine out of 10 people — has some degree of misaligned teeth. While traditional metal braces have been the go-to for decades, they’re known to be uncomfortable and at times, downright painful.
You don’t have to choose between metal braces or crooked teeth, though. At SPA Dental Group, our team of providers knows the importance of proper alignment, and that’s why we offer Invisalign®.
We're experts at correcting alignment issues so you can have a beautiful smile that functions right, too! If you’ve been curious about Invisalign, this article can help shed light on the perks of Invisalign.
What can Invisalign do for you?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that shifts your teeth into the correct position through the use of clear, BPA-free plastic trays. There’s no need for metal brackets and wires. Instead, it’s the pressure of the tray that guides your teeth into their preferred positions.
Just like any procedure, Invisalign isn’t right for everyone. However, these five signs might mean Invisalign is the right option for you:
1. You have a bad bite
Bad bites, or malocclusion, aren’t just an aesthetic concern. Poor alignment can cause difficulty chewing or speaking clearly. Crowding can also make it harder to clean between your teeth.
Invisalign can correct many types of misalignments. Invisalign might be right for you if you have one of the following problems:
- Open bite
- Gap teeth
Correcting your bite improves the look of your smile, but it also improves your oral health. Win-win!
2. You’re dedicated to the process
One of the perks of Invisalign is that your clear aligner trays are removable. This means you can remove your trays to eat your favorite foods.
With Invisalign, no foods are off-limits. However, Invisalign works best when you wear your trays for 20-22 hours. As long as you’re committed to the process and dedicated to keeping your trays in, then Invisalign might be right for you.
3. You like predictability
Predictability can be a good thing, especially when it comes to Invisalign. Thanks to cutting-edge and highly advanced technology, your treatment is predictable. Incredibly detailed 3D imaging and mapping software allows your treatment to be precise, 100% tailored to you, and consistent.
Invisalign treatments are fairly straightforward. Adults usually wear clear aligners for 18 months, although this can vary depending on your needs. Invisalign trays are worn as a series, with each new tray gently shifting your teeth into the next desired position. You’ll know when to move up to your next tray.
4. You like customized care
With Invisalign, there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all. Every aspect of treatment is personalized to address your specific needs. For example, precision wings and mandibular advancement features help us tackle more complex issues like overbites.
Each Invisalign tray is custom-crafted using advanced computer technology to map out the anatomy of your mouth and teeth from start to finish, assuring a smooth transition from your first tray to your final tray.
5. You’ve already had braces…but still aren’t happy
Even if you’ve already had braces, Invisalign can help address any current alignment issues you’re having. And the best part is they are inconspicuous and much more comfortable than the older metal braces.
Invisalign is suitable for children, teens, and adults. We offer Invisalign in our New York City and Washington, DC locations so you, or your teen, can have the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted.
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, visit our website to request an appointment at SPA Dental Group today.